Gold (The Very Best Of)
Beenie Man
Jet Star
22 - 11 - 2002

Track list
  1. Press Button
  2. Miss Angela
  3. Mobster
  4. Mother The Grace
  5. Music A De Beat
  6. Matie
  7. By Gones with Jack Radics
  8. Veteran
  9. It's A Wonder
  10. Be My Lady
  11. Never Dis A Mobster
  12. See Mi Style
  13. What Those Guys Are For
  14. Clash Oonu Want
  15. Gospel Time
  16. Girls I See
  17. Girls Dem Sugar
  18. Nobody Knows
  19. Once A Year
  20. Modelling
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
Born Anthony Moses Davis, August 1973 in Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica, Beenie Man voiced his first record in 1980 at the tender age of 8 and had already released an album when he was only ten years old. It was the legendary producer Bunny "Striker" Lee who invited the young deejay into the studio, which led to the release of "The 10 Year Old DJ Wonder". At the end of the eighties he teamed up with Shocking Vibes' Patrick Roberts, which brought him dancehall success. However, his real breakthrough came in 1994 and led to recording tunes for almost every top producer in Jamaica. Nowadays Grammy Award winner Beenie Man is a topnotch artist who has proven not to be afraid to diversify his style. Since his emergence in the early eighties he has built an impressive musical catalogue, which includes many huge hit tunes such as his first crossover success "Who Am I".
Long time fans probably won't get too excited when they check the track listing of Beenie Man's "Gold" as they may have collected many of these tunes already. However, it might be a real interesting set for those who became a fan in recent years, because the 20 tracks gathered here widely cover his most successful tunes from the mid-nineties including the standouts "Miss Angela", "Music A De Beat", "Veteran", "Nobody Knows" and "Modelling". Besides producer Patrick Roberts of Shocking Vibes this cd also features the production skills of ace producers Bobby "Digital" Dixon, Donovan Germain, Phillip "Fatis" Burrell and Jack Scorpio.
Beenie Man's "Gold" is a welcome addition to the collection of any fan who has failed to collect some of the artist's best releases from the mid-nineties.